WORLD CUP CRAZE
People specially of Shillong are well known for their craze over football, especially in the emergence of the Shillong Lajong Football Club, which has further taken steps in lifting Shillong football to the National Standard Level. With the start of the World Cup at Lazhriki Stadium in Moscow, the craze of the footballers grew more intense. In the earlier years, the fans of the game, during World Cup would go down either to Sohra or Mawsynram with their TV sets to watch the games from these lower elevation areas, sloping down to Bangladesh. Now however, the story is different, as each and every home have a Direct to Home TV connections and can relax in their bedrooms or drawing rooms. In the opening of the Russian World Cup, viewers were also enthralled in the opening ceremony of seeing their favourite stars singers perform, including Robbie Williams of the United Kingdom and Aida Garifullina from the host country Russia. Where in the opening game, the Russia thumbed Saudi Arabia 5-0 to win the opening game of FIFA 2018 World Cup and in doing so keeping the record of the host nations not losing their opening games at the cup intact.